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Paul Spilsbury

Academic Dean; Professor of New Testament
BTh (Prairie Bible College), MCS (Regent College), PhD (University of Cambridge)

Paul Spilsbury will be on sabbatical in the Fall 2023 term.

Dr. Paul Spilsbury joined the Regent College faculty in August 2015 as Academic Dean and Professor of New Testament. Paul originally came to Canada from South Africa in 1984 to attend Prairie Bible College. Subsequently, he also graduated from Regent College and then completed a PhD at the University of Cambridge (Queens’ College). After the conclusion of his doctoral work on the Jewish historian Flavius Josephus, Paul joined the faculty of Canadian Bible College in Regina, Saskatchewan, where he became Professor of New Testament and was an integral part of the early formation and development of Ambrose University in Calgary.

Paul’s teaching covers the full range of the New Testament, with a particular focus on Paul and the Book of Revelation. His research has been supported by grants from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) and the Leverhulme Trust (UK) and has resulted in four authored or co-authored books: The Image of the Jew in Flavius Josephus’ Paraphrase of the Bible (Mohr Siebeck, 1998), The Throne, the Lamb and the Dragon: A Reader’s Guide to the Book of Revelation (IVP, 2002), Flavius Josephus, Judean Antiquities 8–10: Translation and Commentary (Brill, 2005—with C. Begg), and Flavius Josephus, Judean Antiquities 11: Translation and Commentary (Brill, 2017—with C. Seeman). He has also published numerous book chapters, articles, and reviews, and has traveled extensively throughout the Mediterranean and Middle Eastern countries associated with the ancient church.

Paul is a frequent speaker at churches, retreats, and conferences. He is also a juried member of the Federation of Canadian Artists, working primarily in watercolours.

Paul is married to Bronwyn, and they have two grown sons.

Areas of expertise

  • New Testament Studies
  • Flavius Josephus
  • Christianity of the Second Century

Media & Publications

  • The Long and Winding Road Article
  • The Throne, the Lamb and the Dragon: A Reader’s Guide to the Book of Revelation Book
  • The Image of the Jew in Flavius Josephus’Paraphrase of the Bible Book

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